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Workington Reds 'delighted' to reach playoffs

Workington are in the playoffs. Credit: Workington AFC

Workington Reds have made it to the playoffs in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League.

They did it in style by earning a five nil win over Buxton last weekend, and will travel to Blyth Spartans on Tuesday for the playoff semi final.

It was one of the final home games for Kyle May, Workington Reds' longest serving player, who is retiring at the end of the season.

Absolutely delighted to be honest with you. More so for the lads than myself. It was a bit emotional, it being the last game, but obviously it isn't the last game anymore.

I have a lot of memories from Borough Park, a lot of good ones, so hopefully we can make some more in next couple of games.

– Kyle May, Workington Reds

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St Cuthbert Wanderers win South of Scotland league

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Here are the weekend football results for the South of Scotland League:

  • Heston Rovers 2 v 5 St Cuthbert Wanderers
  • Nithsdale Wanderers 2 v 1 Fleet Star
  • Wigtown & Bladnoch 1 v 1 Edusport Academy

The result means St Cuthbert Wanderers are Champions of the South Of Scotland League for the season 2015/16.

Tweedie Cup Second Round:

  • Crichton 1 v 0 Creetown
  • Upper Annandale 4 v 2 Newton Stewart
  • Lochar Thistle 3 v 4 Mid Annandale

Carlisle 1 - 0 Crawley Town

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Carlisle United managed to take home three points this afternoon after a late goal in the 78th minute from Charlie Wyke.

They now lie 10th in the table, equal with Wycombe on points, but behind on goal difference.

The Blues' penultimate game of the season is at home to Oxford United on Saturday April 30.

South of Scotland League football results

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The South of Scotland League weekend football results:

Creetown P v P Mid Annandale (Waterlogged Pitch)

Dumfries Ymca 0 v 9 St Cuthbert Wanderers Upper Annandale 1 v 4 Heston Rovers

South Challenge Cup 3rd Round Nithsdale Wanderers 0 v 2 Lochar Thistle

Potts Cup 1st Round Wigtown & Bladnoch 2 v 3 Crichton

South Regional Challenge Cup Semi Final Edusport Academy 0 v 2 Edinburgh City

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South of Scotland weekend football results

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Here are the weekend's South of Scotland league results:

  • Creetown 3 v 1 Fleet Star
  • Crichton 2 v 0 Upper Annandale
  • Dumfries Ymca 0 v 7 Heston Rovers
  • Newton Stewart 0 v 1 Lochar Thistle
  • Nithsdale Wanderers 1 v 3 St Cuthbert Wanderers
  • Wigtown & Bladnoch 2 v 1 Abbey Vale

South Challenge Cup 3rd Round:

  • Mid Annandale 0 v 4 Edusport Academy

There are also midweek fixtures, as follows:

  • Wednesday 23 March: Mid Annandale v St Cuthbert Wanderers, at King Edward Park in Lockerbie. Kick Off 7.3pm
  • Friday 25 March: Abbey Vale v Creetown at Dumfries High School, in Dumfries. Kick Off 7.30pm

Carlisle fan setting off smoke grenade probably to blame for fire alarm at Exeter

A Carlisle fan setting off a pyrotechnic device in the away stand at yesterday's match against Exeter is the likely cause of a fire alarm that led to the suspension of the game. Fire crews were called to carry out safety inspections of the stadium.

In a statement released last night the club revealed that the game was close to being called off completely. It was eventually restarted after 65 minutes.

The person responsible was arrested and taken into custody.

A spokesman for Carlisle United said: " Our club has gained a fantastic reputation in recent years for the way we travel – both for the numbers we take and the way we conduct ourselves – and we will not allow a small number of people to damage that reputation.

“Anyone found in possession of pyrotechnics, or any other prohibited items, either at Brunton Park or at an away venue, will be dealt with severely.”

Both clubs, the match day security staff, the emergency services and the overwhelming majority of supporters should be commended for their response to today's events.

Unfortunately the actions of one individual have caused significant disruption and put fellow fans at risk of injury. The taking of smoke grenades or flares to football matches is irresponsible and absolutely mindless.

It is something that has to stop.

– Shaun Harvey, Football League Chief Executive
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